To provide facilities for higher education for students from High Schools of Pollachi and Udumalpet Taluks, an organisation called “Pollachi Kalvi Kazhagam” with the following office bearers was constituted in 1957.
Thiru S.P. Nallamuthu Gounder – President Thiru V.K. Palanisamy Gounder – Vice-President Thiru M.S. Palaniappa Mudaliar – Treasurer Dr. N. Mahalingam – Secretary
Thiru S.A. Ramachandran – Asst. Secretary
The organisation took efforts to establish a College in Pollachi. Thiru
- Subramaniam, former Minister for Finance evinced keen interest in this venture.
On the auspicious day of 12th July 1957 the College was inaugurated in the immediate presence of the Chief Donor Thiru
S.P. Nallamuthu Gounder and started functioning with a strength of 160 students in the Pre-University Course. The able guidance and patronage of Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, D.Sc., F.I.E., enabled the management to start degree courses in Economics, Mathematics and Physics in July 1959. Under Dr. N. Mahalingam’s benevolent patronage, the College has now blossomed into a full-fledged academic institution offering UG and PG courses in various disciplines.
In July 1960, the Science Block was opened by the then Governor of Madras. B.Sc. , Degree course in Chemistry was started in July 1965 and B.Com. in July 1968. The
B.A. Degree course in English Literature was introduced in July 1971. Degree courses in
B.A. History and B.Sc. Botany were introduced in July 1972.
In September 1972, the “Pollachi Kalvi Kazhagam” was renamed as “Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College Kalvi Kazhagam”.
A new block was constructed with the
U.G.C. grant and it was opened by Thiru N.D. Sundaravadivelu, the then Vice-Chancellor of Madras University on 3rd March 1974. The College began to spread its wings of progress with the introduction of co-education in the year 1975. Semester system was introduced in 1976.
The introduction of the Post-Graduate Course in Mathematics in 1979 was a great leap forward, followed by the P.G. Course in Physics in 1980 and Commerce in 1981. The B.Sc., Degree in Zoology was introduced in 1982.
The Silver Jubilee of the institution was celebrated in all splendour in February 1984. Hon’ble Sri P. Ramachandran, the then Governor of Kerala, inaugurated the spectacular celebrations, paid rich tributes to the College for its glorious achievements in the field of higher education and laid the Foundation stone for the Silver Jubilee Block. The magnificent building was completed. The B.Sc. Degree course in Computer Science was introduced in 1986.
The College has achieved greater academic distinctions with the introduction of autonomous system from the academic year 1987-88. Under autonomy, courses have been restructured and syllabi are designed to make the higher education more progressive and purposeful. In order to make the degree courses job-oriented a few disciplines such as B.Sc. (Physics), B.A. (Economics) and B.Com. were vocationalised in 1994.
The following Self-financing courses were started over the years :
B.Com. in 1982; M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications) in 1990; B.B.M., and B.Sc., Computer Science in 1996; B.Sc., Mathematics in 1999; B.C.A., B.Com. C.A., in 2000 and M.A. English in 2001.
M.I.B. and M.A. Tamil, programmes were started in 2002.
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration was started in 2003.and B.A. Tamil in 2004. Additional Section in B.Com. (CA), B.Sc., Information Technology in 2008, B.Com., E-Com. & MSW in 2009, B.A. English Literature, B.Com Finance & M.Sc. Computer Science in 2010. B.Sc C.T. & M.Com CA in 2011. B.Com Professional Accounting and Banking Insurance in 2012. B.Com Business Process Service in 2014.M.Sc.Chemistry and M.Sc.Botany in 2015. B.Com. International Business in 2017.
The Centenary of our Founder Thiru
S.P. Nallamuthu Gounder was celebrated with all splendour and colour on 27th January 1998.
Imparting Education is a divine phenomenon and it becomes more divine when a temple is present in an educational institution. Under the able guidance of the Patron Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam and the then College Secretary Thiru S.K. Kalyana- sundaram, a beautiful temple for the God of Gods Sri Maha Vidya Ganapathy and God of Gurus Sri Viyakiana Dhakshinamoorthy was constructed. The Mahakumbabhisekam of the temple was performed on 15.3.2001.
In order to cope with the increasing demand for additional class rooms for various courses started afresh, a new mega building comprising MCA and UG computer centres and class rooms was constructed in the southern region of the College and the same was declared open on 2.11.2001 by our President Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam. Our Vice-President Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, Dr. S.V. Chittibabu, Former Vice- Chancellor, Annamalai University, Rev. Dr. S. Ignacimuthu, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.P. Kandasami, Registrar, Bharathiar University, Dr. G. Gopal, J.D. of Collegiate Education, Coimbatore, inaugurated various sections of the Computer Centres.
In order to foster Biotechnology Education and Research in this area of Tamilnadu, a separate world class Biotechnology Block was designed and
constructed under the able guidance of the then Secretary Thiru S.K. Kalyanasundaram. The College celebrated the Sathabhishekam of our beloved Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam on 11.4.2003. To commemorate this momentous event Computer Science Block was christened as Dr. Mahalingam Centre for Research and Development (MCRD) Block and the same was declared open by Dr. K. Kulandaivel, the then Chancellor, Avinashilingam Deemed University, Coimbatore in the presence of the then Vice-President, Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, and the then Treasurer Dr. S. Murugaiyan. A new block christened as Thiru. S.P. Krishnaswamy Gounder Science Block was dedicated to the Students by the Patron Dr. N. Mahalingam on 16.09.2005 to accommodate few science classes. Local Area Network (LAN) with Internet Connectivity in all the buildings and staff rooms was inaugurated on the same day by Dr. S. Murugaiyan. The year 2007 was the most important year for the College because the College got accredited and was awarded with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in March 2007 and the college got Re-accredited and was awarded with 3.33 CGPA with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC in March 2013. Many landmarks were achieved during the year 2007 and these include, inauguration of Sri M.S. Palaniappa Mudaliar Block, Prof. M. Alkondan A/c Hall, Two Internet Centres, Language Laboratory, Virtual class room and Modernised Library with Digital Library. In order to conduct Yoga classes for Human Excellence Course, a new modernised hall christened Bharathiar Arangam was opened in 2008. To conduct various academic meetings a new A/c hall with all modern facilities was constructed and named as Vivekanandar Arangam in 2009.
Unveiling the statue of the Founder Amarar S.P. Nallamuthu Gounder was held on 20th July 2009. The Patron of our College Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam unveiled the statue in the presence of the President of our College Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar.
To Keep pace with the expansion of the college, a new wing was constructed for the library measuring 8000 sq.ft and the present Library has been modernised with all modern facilities. The entire Library Block is dedicated to the fond memory of former Finance Minister of India Dr. C. Subramaniam and it was rechristened as Bharat Ratna
- Subramaniam Centenary Library and the same was inaugurated by our beloved Patron Arutchelvar Dr. N. Mahalingam on 21.12.2009. The Rotary Club of Pollachi conferred “Meritorious Service Award” on our College on 20.06.2010 considering its distinguished service in the field of education since 1957. UGC Funded Indoor stadium was thrown open to students in 2013. Flood lit Basket Ball Court was constructed. In Commemoration of Diamond Jubilee Celebration the youth Icon of India Swami Vivekananda Statue was unveiled by our college students on 28th June 2017. Srimath Swami Yathunathananthar, Ramakrishna Mission, Chennai delivered a speech on Swami Vivekananda. President of our College Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar presided over the function on this auspicious occasion in the presence of our college Secretary Thiru M. Balasubramaniam and Treasurer Thiru S. Sivakumar.
The College introduced Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) in the Academic year 2004 – 2005. From 2008-09 onwards our college has been following new CBCS in line with the instructions given by Tamilnadu State Government, TANSCHE and Bharathiar University with the following objectives.
❐ To provide the option to choose courses of study by students themselves.
❐ To allot credit points to each paper of study according to the weightage of teaching and learning experience.
❐ To expand the horizon of knowledge of students by means of Core, Inter disciplinary, Value-Based Education, Foundation courses and Diploma courses.
❐ To allow the fast learners to earn extra credits from advanced courses.
❐ To maintain the total credit points of each programme on par with International standards.
‘‘Our dream is to make the College an institution of excellence at the national level by imparting quality education of global standards to make students academically superior, socially committed, ethically strong, spritually evolved and culturally rich citizens to contribute to the holistic development of the self and society’’.
REALISATION OF VISION
In order to realise the vision and to transform our College into one of the benchmarked institutions with eminence and excellence at the national level, the President of the College, Dr. B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar has laid down a road map for the holistic development of the College.
The vision touches upon every aspect of the institution including curriculum design, improvement of the faculty, development of necessary infrastructure, creation of a separate Department for Human Excellence and augmentation of extension services.
After having visited leading educational institutions in the country, each department has prepared its own Vision Document with clarity and focus by defining the goals, revamping the Board of Studies, effecting modifications in Curriculum and suggesting ways and means for upgradation of Faculty Members. The Vision Documents prepared by the departments also envisage the need for creating the required infrastructure, adding new Instruments and Equipment, framing Annual Calendar, offering Con- sultancy Services and providing the needed Industrial Training, Field Trips and On-the-job Training for the benefit of the students.
The Departments in the College have been categorized into five clusters, viz., Arts, Science, Commerce and Management, Information Technology and Human Excellence. This has been done to facilitate effective functioning, easy monitoring and promoting inter-disciplinary interaction. Eminent and distinguished subject experts from various disciplines across the country have agreed to be the Heads of these five clusters.
Core Committee has been constituted to effectively implement the vision and to supervise the activities of the clusters. The Principal, Directors and the Deans are the members of this Committee.
The College now functions in a different style and altogether a new era has dawned with the implementation of Vision Statement. The entire NGM family consisting of the Management, the Principal, the Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff remain committed together and determined to live up to the expectations of the parents and the society in ensuring that the students succeed in their life and career.
GOAL AND OBJECTIVES
This Institution of higher learning has been established to accomplish the twin ideals of education : the training of the intellect and refinement of the heart.
To achieve this laudable goal, the President of the College has laid down the specific objectives of the institution in the form of a 5-point Programme.
❐ To offer the best teaching and coaching facilities for the students to secure high distinction in the examinations.
❐ To enrich the inner personality of the students so as to face life with courage and confidence.
❐ To emphasise the need to have a strong character and discipline.
❐ To provide facilities to cultivate talents and to maintain a good physique and sound health.
❐ To create an awareness to care for the fellow human beings transcending caste, creed, religion and language.
To improve the image and visibility of the College, the President of the college has laid down Ten priorities.
❐ Vision : Imparting quality education to the students in order to mould them into academically superior, socially committed, ethically strong and culturally rich citizens.
❐ Infrastructure : Providing suitable and state-of-the-art infrastructure to ensure academic eminence.
❐ Faculty Development : Exposing the faculty to career orientation, research environment and social needs to motivate them to be committed teachers.
❐ Students’ Survey : Classifying and coaching the students in accordance with their varied potentials to attain high distinction.
❐ Research and Development : Taking up relevant research projects to upgrade the standard of living of the society at large.
❐ Human Excellence : Elevating the students to a higher level of excellence in their entire endeavour by training the intellect and refining the heart.
❐ Career Guidance : Improving employability of the students by exposing them to all possible avenues including entrepreneurship.
❐ Placement : Providing multi- dimensional guidance to make the students employable.
❐ Sports & Games : Encouraging the students to involve in sports and games to maintain a sound mind in a sound body.
❐ Social Orientation : Creating an awareness on the need to be humane, and uphold unity in diversity.
The college was awarded with TUV ISO 9001:2000 Certification by TUV Rheinland, Germany in May 2005. The certificate was extended further an ISO 9001:2008 since 2011. A new version of the standard ISO 9001:2015 has been implemented since 2018.
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